The MTA is taking a fresh look at the bus network and completely redesigning Brooklyn’s bus network in order to provide customers with frequent and more reliable service, faster travel, better connections, and an easy ride.
MTA officials released a proposed design of Brooklyn’s new bus map this past Thursday, December 1, which completely reimagines the current Brooklyn bus network with both changes to routes and the removal of hundreds of stops.
69 total routes are included in the redesigned network, and nearly every existing route will undergo changes. There will be 9 new routes, 24 routes will receive an increase in service frequency, and 5 routes will provide passengers overnight service.
Benefits of the redesign include:
- Improved connections and a simplified network to decrease travel times
- Improved intra- and inter-borough connections
- Increased frequencies to create a better all-day frequent network
- Better balanced stop spacing to speed up buses and improve reliability
- Projects on targeted corridors to maximize travel time savings and improve quality of service
“The goal is to simplify the network and improve connections, frequency, reliability, and most important, bus speeds,” said MTA Chair Janno Lieber. “We’re going to pay special attention to working-class communities and other areas where people are especially dependent on bus service.”
The MTA will hold 18 virtual workshops to receive feedback in the coming months, the first of which will be held on January 11. Those that wish to join a workshop can register here.
The new plan won’t be implemented until at least 2024.